Phases of Resistance

474As we grow and develop along the spiritual path, we will discover that there are human interactions that hold us back.  The Kryptonite of consciousness, that which takes our power away, manifests clearly in dysfunctional interpersonal dynamics.  These interactions with other people don’t have to be toxic to ourselves.  Serenity and peace need not be disturbed once we identify the pattern within ourselves being triggered by others.  Using a techniques similar to those in the martial art of Aikido, you can set aside these triggers, not take the bait of others, and live amongst ordinary while remaining in harmony with yourself.

The Phases of Resistance 2.0 is a result of a multi-year research project to explore and discover the obstacles within ourselves, on the journey of self-discovery.  Dozens of subjects were observed, interviewed, and monitored over the course of two years.  The chart is a result of the observations and analysis of the research team.   The goal is to present this material in a new context.

The basic theory is that people are conditioned to have a primary phase (+/- polarity) in how they navigate interpersonal relationships.  However, when backed in to a corner, they tend to shift phases for a brief period of time thus continuing the interpersonal dynamic that is ineffective.  It was observed that a majority of people’s ineffective relationships were more noticeable when interacting with people of opposing phases (polar opposites).  A significant number of people had outgrown these ineffective dynamics and found like phase to interact with.  The dynamic amongst those of similar polarity was found to be ineffective in similar ways, the interpersonal dynamics were just more cleverly disguised.

IMG_3234Through the process of unintentional inaction (not thinking, not doing) we were able to observe research participants regain their strength, empower themselves, and interact with those in a more effective way and remain free from the toxic interpersonal dynamics.  This allowed them to continue to integrate the aspects of non-resistance.


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